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Lucy Mead (Tyne & Wear)

Specialist family lawyer
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About Lucy

I am a Partner and Head of the Family Department at David Gray Solicitors. I am a specialist family lawyer and have worked in family law since I qualified as a Solicitor in 2001. I have experience dealing with the breakdown of all types of relationships and the issues that arise from this including divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships, arrangements for children, injunctions and financial issues. I also have extensive experience in representing children, parents and other extended family members in care proceedings. My priority is to reach an early settlement for clients but in the event that this isn’t possible, I am also a skilled advocate, experienced in representing clients in Court.

I work hard for my clients and take a constructive approach to finding the best solution whilst fighting their corner. I adopt a sympathetic approach and understand how difficult family and relationship breakdowns can be. My aim is to achieve the best possible outcome for my clients. I also understand how important it is for clients to be heard and for them to have control of their case. I have particularly strong communication skills and have been described as extremely professional and knowledgeable.

I am a member of the Law Society Children Panel and am a Resolution accredited specialist in the areas of Financial Provision, Cohabitation Breakdown and Domestic Abuse. My panel membership and Resolution specialisms demonstrate my expertise in these areas. As a Higher Rights Advocate, I represent my clients at all levels of the Single Family Court. I am also a qualified Family Arbitrator and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Institute of Family Arbitrators. I am ranked in Chambers and Partners and am also named in the Legal 500.


Chambers and Partners: “Lucy Mead is strong in the areas of financial remedy, children and public law work and wins particular praise for her communication and negotiation skills”

The Legal 500: “Lucy Mead is a consummate professional”.

Client: I would like to thank you for the service you have provided over the past few weeks. I believe that you’re prompt intervention, with regard to legality, and the professional manner in which you presented at the hearing played a key part in the other parties’ claim being dismissed.

Client: I remain eternally grateful for your sound advice and support when I was at my lowest and I needed you most.

Client: Many thanks indeed for all of your work on this matter, the service I have received has been exceptional. Client: Thank you so much for your kindness and understanding when I have been in distress.

How I can help

  • Family
  • Adoption
  • Arbitration
  • Arrangements for Children Whose Parents have Separated
  • Care Proceedings and Social Services involvement with your Children
  • Child Abduction
  • Child Protection
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Cohabitation Disputes
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Domestic Abuse Solicitors
  • Family and Friends Carers (Kinship Carers)
  • Finance in divorce- urgent applications
  • Financial Settlements
  • Forced Marriages
  • Gender Recognition
  • Grandparents
  • LGBTQ+ Solicitors and Legal Advice
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Surrogacy


  • Prices are variable depending on circumstances, Legal Aid is available.

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